William Carey University student-athletes Tiffany Roberts and Sean Carter were recently awarded the David M. Halbrook Award. Established by former Mississippi Representative David Halbrook and his brothers in honor of their parents, the Halbrook Award is awarded to student-athletes across the state who excel in academics, leadership, and community service.
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The William Carey University Theatre will present the original children’s show, “The Princess and The Dragon,” December 8-9 at 7 p.m. and December 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre in Hattiesburg. “The Princess and The Dragon” is an original puppet play, written by WCU theatre faculty member Dewey Douglas, which features student-designed puppets that will be manipulated by actors on the stage.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening at the Sarah Gillespie Museum on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus on January 19, 2012, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history.
William Carey University is currently hosting the exhibit “Consequences of Affection” by contemporary artist Greg Cartmell in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on the Hattiesburg campus. The exhibit, co-sponsored by the South Mississippi Art Association, will be on display through November 18 and is open to the public, free admission.
Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at William Carey University, recently returned from the 2011 National Foster Grandparent Conference held in Little Rock, Ark., October 21-24. This was the 7th year that Dr. Cotten served as program coordinator for the conference, which meets in a different state each year. The Foster Grandparent Program enables adults, ages 55 and up, to become mentors to abused children, troubled teenagers, and children with physical and mental disabilities, as well as those with an illnesses.
William Carey University hosted a reunion for the alumni of Mississippi Woman’s College on Friday, October 21, on the Hattiesburg campus. In addition to graduates of MWC, some who graduated during the transitional years of William Carey College were in attendance. The reunion featured a luncheon in the Glass Room of Thomas Business Building, with entertainment provided by Carey’s Songbirds, a women’s ensemble.
William Carey University will offer an activity directors’ state certification course for those already working in or planning to work in long-term care facilities. The course will be lead by Dr. Paul Cotten, professor of music and psychology at WCU and director of the Quality of Life Project (QLP), which benefits elderly persons with special needs, and Dr. Hank Rainer, LCSW, a national consultant on social work and activities services in long-term care facilities.